09/29/2020

Turkey and Cyprus Annual Military exercise Mediterranean storm

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Footage of the joint Mediterranean Storm exercises with the formations of Ankara-controlled Northern Cyprus.

The annual exercise is aimed at improving mutual training, cooperation, and interoperability between the Turkish Cypriot Peace Force Command and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Security Forces Command, according to the ministry statement.

Interoperability

The drill in the TRNC, Martyr Captain Cengiz Topel Mediterranean Storm Exercise, was named after a Turkish Air Force pilot killed during Turkey’s peace operation after the inter-communal conflict on the island in 1964.

The ministry said in a statement on Saturday that the annual exercise is aimed at improving mutual training, cooperation, and interoperability between the Turkish Cypriot Peace Force Command and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Security Forces Command.

The exercise will be held with air, naval, and land elements from Turkey, the statement added.